St Leo's Catholic College
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|St Leo's Catholic School|
16 Woolcott Avenue
|Type||Catholic Systemic Secondary, Co-educational, Day school|
|Motto||Lex Dei In Corde (God's Law In The Heart)|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Principal||Mr Daniel Petrie (Acting)|
|Colour(s)||Purple and Gold|
St Leo's Catholic College is a secondary Catholic college in the North Shore suburb of Wahroonga in Sydney, Australia. Located in the Diocese of Broken Bay, the college currently has around 905 students.
There are currently 8 buildings on the school grounds, excluding ovals and quadrangles
- The Library and Admin Block (Aquinas Resource Centre)
- Science Block (Bakhita House). The bottom floor houses 6 classrooms, and the top floor houses 5 science labs)
- A & B block (Theresa House). These two dual-floor buildings are bridged together, and are commonly referred to as one building due to close proximity.
- The Mary MacKillop Centre. A newly constructed large multi-purpose centre. The top floor houses large general classrooms and large open spaces for collaborative learning. The bottom floor contains commercial grade kitchens, art and photography rooms, new computer lab, new drama hall and ensemble rooms.
- C Block. The building contains a number of classrooms and the canteen.
- D Block (Music Block). This building contains music classrooms and rehearsal spaces.
- The Light of Christ Centre (TLOCC). This is the main assembly hall, seating capacity for 1200. It is used for sport, assemblies, musicals and various other exhibitions. It is shared with the local parish.
- The College Chapel. It is currently undergoing renovations.
The College opened in 1956 as a school of the Congregation of Christian Brothers with 118 students in grades 3 to 6. The official opening was held 14 October 1956 in the presence of Cardinal Norman Thomas Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney. The Christian Brothers passed control of the College to the Catholic Education Office in 1983, at which time the school became co-educational.
List of Principals
- Br L Sebastian Crohan, CFC (1956–1958)
- Br Terrance Wigmore CFC(1959-1963)
- Br Quentin Brady CFC (1964-1967)
- Br Walter Garraty CFC(1968- 1973)
- Br Brian Berg, CFC (1974–1983?)
- Br Myron Byrne
- Alan Brady (1983–1985)
- Mark Turkington (1985–1989)
- Terry Blanchard (1990–Dec. 2001)
- Debbie Buscall (2002–Dec. 2009)
- Anthony Gleeson (2010–present)
- Daniel Petrie (Acting Principal 2019-present)
- Mel Gibson, American actor, attended St Leo's Catholic College in the early 1970s.
- Luke Foley, NSW Labor Leader 2015-2018, attended St Leo's Catholic College until 1987.
- Jason Morrison, broadcaster and journalist.
- Luke Davies, (Writer, Journalist)
- "Heritage | St Leo's Catholic College Wahroonga". www.stleos.nsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2016-01-12.
- "Mel Gibson's Biography/Filmography — Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment". FOXNews.com. 2006-08-08. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "Luke Foley's kids drawn to dad's big day". The Daily Telegraph. 2015-01-06.
- Jason Morrison Claxton Speakers
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